Tired of movie or TV show trailers, auto-playing each time you browse Netflix?
Finally, you’ve got an option to deal with it. Netflix now allows users to disable auto-playing videos when they browse the home screen. But there’s a catch you cannot use Netflix app to use this setting.
The good news is you can use a web browser to use this setting and disable auto-playing of trailers on Netflix. Not only this you can even use Netflix parental control on your account.
Before we learn how to stop Netflix Autoplay lets understand the two different types of Autoplay.
What are the Different Types of Autoplay on Netflix?
The first one is a feature everyone loves especially the binge-watchers. This feature automatically plays the next episode of the TV show you are watching. While the other feature that we are referring to is preview Autoplay.
A feature that annoys most of the Netflix users. With this setting enabled when you browse Netflix dashboard the trailer of a movie or TV show automatically starts playing. This is irritating when you pause for a while to read a movie synopsis or other details and the trailer begins blaring in the background.
No longer you need to struggle with it as Netflix now allows its users to disable these trailers from Autoplay.
In addition to this, if you are struggling with data usage you can limit that too using settings offered by Netflix.
So what are we waiting for?
How to stop Netflix Autoplay?
- Open a web browser.
- Log in to your Netflix account.
- Click your profile photo > “Manage Profiles.”
- If you have multiple profiles you’ll need to click the profile you want to turn off autoplay for.
- Click the pen icon to Edit selected profile.
- Scroll down to find a section that reads Autoplay controls.
- To stop Netflix from playing the next episode of the TV show you are streaming uncheck “Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices”.
Note: This is an old option and has been around for quite a while. It’s just that we always overlooked it.
- To stop auto-playing of preview when you browse Netflix’s home page uncheck “Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” to stop clips from playing automatically.
This one is a new setting, it will let you browse Netflix without any interventions caused due to movie or show trailer.
Note: It doesn’t matter if the setting is only available when you access Netflix on the web browser. Remember changes made by you will apply to all the devices you are running Netflix on be it phone, Smart TV, etc.
Caution: If chosen settings don’t work switch to another profile and then switch back to the profile you made changes. This should work.
If that doesn’t work, log out of Netflix and re-login. This should stop Netflix’s Autoplay.
Once Autoplay is off, you can browse the Netflix dashboard without being disturbed by trailers that play automatically. Hopefully, this is something that you were looking for. Say goodbye to trailer videos playing every time.
In addition to this, if you face a problem while playing the next episode or are unable to find playback settings on Netflix. We’ve got it covered too.
Why can’t I play the next episode automatically on Netflix?
It seems that the Play next episode option is disabled therefore next episode is not playing automatically. To check if the setting is enabled follow the steps below:
- Launch the Netflix app.
- Click your profile photo > Manage Profiles.
- Next, click the Pen icon for the profile you are facing a problem with.
- Here check the box next to “Autoplay next episode in a series of all devices.
- Click Save to bring changes into effect.
- Now try playing the TV series you should not face any problem.
How to change playback settings on Netflix?
To change playback settings on Netflix follow the steps below:
- Launch the Netflix app.
- Click the three horizontal lines at the bottom right corner > Account.
- Scroll down to locate your profile and click Playback settings.
- Tap it to get Playback Settings. From here you can change Autoplay controls or can change data usage per screen.
- Once done tap Save.
That’s all. Using these simple steps you can stop Autoplay on Netflix, change playback settings On Netflix and a lot more. If you find the article helpful share it with your friends on social media and leave us a comment.